The Glittering World

The Glittering World

eBook - 2015
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AS A BOY, HE VANISHED INTO THE WOODS. SOMETHING ELSE CAME BACK. In the tradition of Neil Gaiman (The Ocean at the End of the Lane), Scott Smith (The Ruins), and Jason Mott (The Returned), award-winning playwright Robert Levy spins a dark tale of alienation and belonging, the familiar and the surreal, family secrets and the search for truth in his debut supernatural thriller.When up-and-coming chef Michael “Blue” Whitley returns with three friends to the remote Canadian community of his birth, it appears to be the perfect getaway from New York. He soon discovers, however, that everything he thought he knew about himself is a carefully orchestrated lie. Though he had no recollection of the event, as a young boy, Blue and another child went missing for weeks in the idyllic, mysterious woods of Starling Cove. Soon thereafter, his mother suddenly fled with him to America, their homeland left behind. But then Blue begins to remember. And once the shocking truth starts bleeding back into his life, his closest friends—Elisa, his former partner in crime; her stalwart husband, Jason; and Gabe, Blue’s young and admiring coworker—must unravel the secrets of Starling Cove and the artists’ colony it once harbored. All four will face their troubled pasts, their most private demons, and a mysterious race of beings that inhabits the land, spoken of by the locals only as the Other Kind...
Publisher: 2015
ISBN: 9781476774534
Branch Call Number: E-Book
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Oct 03, 2018

This is a beautifully written book and I loved the themes of friendship, love and the Otherworld. But I found the ending a bit drawn out and disappointing. Still worth a read though and I'll be looking out for the writer's subsequent works.

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